Fisetin

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Fisetin
Fisetin structure
Identifiers
CAS number 528-48-3 YesY
PubChem 5281614
ChemSpider 4444933 YesY
DrugBank DB07795
KEGG C10041 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:42567 YesY
ChEMBL CHEMBL31574 YesY
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Properties
Molecular formula C15H10O6
Molar mass 286.2363 g/mol
Density 1.688 g/mL
Melting point 330 °C (626 °F; 603 K)
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

Fisetin (3, 7, 3′, 4′-tetrahydroxyflavone) is a flavonol, a structurally distinct chemical substance that belongs to the flavonoid group of polyphenols. It can be found in many plants, where it serves as a colouring agent. It is also found in many fruits and vegetables, such as strawberries, apples, persimmons, onions and cucumbers.[1] Its chemical formula was first described by Austrian chemist Josef Herzig in 1891.[2]

The biological activity of fisetin has been studied in many laboratory assays; like other polyphenols it has many activities.

Biological sources[edit]

Fisetin can be found in a wide variety of plants. It is found in Eudicotyledons, such as trees and shrubs in the family Fabaceae, such as the acacias Acacia greggii[3] and Acacia berlandieri,[3] the parrot tree (Butea frondosa), the honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos), members of the family Anacardiaceae such as the Quebracho colorado and species of the genus Rhus, which contains the sumacs.[4] Along with myricetin, fisetin provides the color of the traditional yellow dye young fustic, which was extracted from the Eurasian smoketree (Rhus cotinus). Many fruits and vegetables also contain fisetin,[5] including strawberries[6][7] apples,[7] and grapes.[7][8] Fisetin can be extracted from fruit and herbal sources in juices, wines,[9] and infusions such as teas.[8] It is also found in Monocotyledons such as onions.[7] It is also present in Pinophyta species such as the yellow cypress (Callitropsis nootkatensis).

Biosynthesis[edit]

Fisetin is a polyphenol, which is a flavonoid subgroup. Flavonoid synthesis begins with the phenylpropanoid pathway, in which phenylalanine, an amino acid, is transformed into 4-coumaroyl-CoA. This is the compound that enters the flavonoid biosynthesis pathway. Chalcone synthase, the first enzyme of this pathway, produces chalcone from 4-coumaroyl-CoA. All flavonoids are derived from this chalcone backbone. The activity of different enzymes, including isomerases and hydroxylases, alter the backbone depending on the subclass of the flavonoid being produced. Transferases help control changes in the flavonoid’s solubility and reactivity by catalyzing the addition of things such as methyl groups and sugars. This allows for controlled fluctuations in physiological activities.[10]

Flavonoid biosynthesis gene regulation occurs through the interaction of different transcription factors. Depending on the combination of transcription factor interactions, the structural genes involved in flavonoid biosynthesis are expressed in specific locations of the plant and at specific times. Many myeloblastosis (MYB) transcription factors have been identified in a variety of fruits and plants, including strawberries, maize, and arabidopsis, as being important in the regulation of flavonoid biosynthesis and accumulation. These transcription factors continue to be studied in plant model organisms such as maize and Arabidopsis.[10]

The environment of the plant has also been shown to affect the flavonoid biosynthesis pathway. Shorter wavelengths of light, ranging from blue to UV light, allow for higher production and accumulation of flavonoids in fruits. These wavelengths activate enzymes that are involved in the phenylpropanoid and flavonoid biosynthesis pathways, stimulating the production of flavonoids. The level of stimulation can vary between individual fruits.[11]

Research[edit]

Fisetin, like other polyphenols such as resveratrol, is a sirtuin-activating compound and has been shown in laboratory studies to extend the life of simple organisms like yeast, worms, and flies.[12] Like the other compounds, it has also been shown to be reactive in many different assays of biological activities, raising the possibility that any drug generated from fisetin would have too many side effects to be useful.[12][13]

Fisetin has shown anti-cancer activity in studies on cells and model animals conducted in laboratories, and appears to block the PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway.[14] In lab studies it also has been shown to be an anti-proliferative agent, interfering with the cell cycle in several ways.[15] Fisetin, like some other flavonoids, has been found in lab studies to be a topoisomerase inhibitor, which may turn out to be a carcinogenic activity or an anti-cancer activity - further research is needed.[16]

In studies conducted on cells in a laboratory, fisetin inhibits the activity of several pro-inflammatory cytokines, including tumor necrosis factor alpha, interleukin 6, and Nuclear factor kappa B.[15] It has also has been shown in lab studies to upregulate glutathione, an endogenous antioxidant.[15][17] Fisetin also has direct activity as a reducing agent, chemically reacting with reactive oxygen species to neutralize them.[17] Based on lab studies, it appears that fisetin lodges in cell membranes and prevents oxidative damage to lipids in the cell membrane.[17] Fisetin, like other flavonoids, has a planar structure, with multiple carbon rings. Fisetin is able to scavenge free radicals as a result of its electron donating capacity, which is due to the presence of two hydroxyl groups on one ring and a hydroxyl group on another ring.[17]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Herzig, J. (1891). "Studien über Quercetin und seine Derivate, VII. Abhandlung" [Studies on Quercetin and its Derivatives, Treatise VII]. Monatshefte für Chemie (in German) 12 (1): 177–90. doi:10.1007/BF01538594. 
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  5. ^ Fiorani, M.; Accorsi, A. (2005). "Dietary flavonoids as intracellular substrates for an erythrocyte trans-plasma membrane oxidoreductase activity". The British journal of nutrition 94 (3): 338–345. doi:10.1079/bjn20051504. PMID 16176603.  edit
  6. ^ Maher, Pamela; Dargusch, Richard; Ehren, Jennifer L.; Okada, Shinichi; Sharma, Kumar; Schubert, David (2011). Deli, Maria A., ed. "Fisetin Lowers Methylglyoxal Dependent Protein Glycation and Limits the Complications of Diabetes". PLoS ONE 6 (6): e21226. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0021226. PMC 3124487. PMID 21738623. Lay summaryScienceDaily (June 28, 2011). 
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  9. ^ De Santi, C.; Pietrabissa, A.; Mosca, F.; Pacifici, G. M. (2002). "Methylation of quercetin and fisetin, flavonoids widely distributed in edible vegetables, fruits and wine, by human liver". International journal of clinical pharmacology and therapeutics 40 (5): 207–212. PMID 12051572.  edit
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  11. ^ Zoratti, L.; Karppinen, K.; Escobar, A.L.; Haggman, H.; Jaakola, L. (October 9, 2014). "Light-controlled flavanoid biosynthesis in fruits". Frontiers in Plant Science 5 (534). doi:10.3389/fpls.2014.00534. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
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